WWW Wednesday

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, you answer 3 questions and hey presto, you are all done.

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I'm taking part in the Olympic Games Readathon this month so I have paused a book and am starting fresh. 

Currently reading –

The Book Of Koli by M.R Carey Continue reading “WWW Wednesday”

Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors. For more information head over to Tynga’s reviews.

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday meme

May was a good month. I was inspired by Wyrd and Wonder and added to my fantasy collection a little. Continue reading “Stacking The Shelves”

The Olympic Games

Olympic Games Logo

In June I’m going to be participating in a reading challenge inspired by the Percy Jackson series. The Olympic Games is a fun way to come up with a TBR for the month and distract myself from all the reviews I have yet to write up. I have serious reviewers block and a serious backlog of reviews that need to be written up. Anyway, this challenge has been created by ISHI and if you click her name it will take you to her video. She is joined by a team of hosts and the challenge can take place across all platforms. The effort that has gone into the set up of this is amazing.

How does the challenge work? You take the quiz to determine your cabin and then follow the reading prompts for the god your representing. There are 5 prompts for each god and once those are completed you have the option of completing the advanced prompts.

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The Lessons Never Learned by Rob J. Hayes

I have been trying to write this review for over a month. Not only have I been in the middle of a blogging lull, but I find it really hard to write reviews for books that are the second in a series. Add on loving it and I fold under the pressure. So on that note I’m going to push through my reviewer block and get the fangirling started. Oh and there will be spoilers for Along The Razor’s Edge, (review), I will do my best to keep them to a minimum.

Continue reading “The Lessons Never Learned by Rob J. Hayes”

Story Magic by Laurel Gale

Story magic by Laurel GaleIn a world where females are banned from telling stories and stories are never told for entertainment, we have the Listeners. If they are told a story and they like it they can help you with magic. 12 year old Kaya knows that she isn’t to tell stories or something bad will happen, but after feeling the tingle on her neck telling her a Listener is nearby, she takes a breath and shares a story. The Listener repays her story with a little bit of magic. But when her brother is taken to a nearby city to be interrogated, she knows deep down that this is her fault and that she must do everything she can to save him. Continue reading “Story Magic by Laurel Gale”

Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors.

For more information head over to Tynga’s reviews.

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday meme

A day late, but we are here. This is part 2 of my haul from March and April, I’m still tagging it for Wyrd and Wonder as it’s very close to all fantasy. The ebooks were for the most part insanely cheap and I was very blessed by NetGalley and a wonderful author.

March and April Haul part 2 – 

Ebooks:

The Crown Tower by Michael J Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker

Sins of the Fathers: The complete trilogy by Matthew P. Gilbert

First Position by Quenby Olson

Art of War Anthology

Heroes of War Anthology

The Half Killedby Quenby Olson

A Slumbering Fire by Quenby Olson

Review:

The Lessons Never Learned by Rob J. Hayes

From Cold Ashes Risenby Rob J. Hayes

NetGalley:

The Cat Ninja and a Cabal of Shadows by Erik DeLeo (Review)

The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Review)

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi

The Last Emperox by John Scalzi

See any favourites?

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Wyrd and Wonder – TBR

How did I forget about this? I should hand my fantasy lover card back. A whole month dedicated to fantasy and I’m not prepared. Ok I can do this… I can rave about fantasy for a whole month.

A big thanks to Imyrl, Lisa and Jorie for hosting. You can find all the info HERE.

This month I’m hoping to catch up on some arcs as I got approved for more than expected. I may have picked up a whole heap of fantasy lately and I’ve got more coming, so I’ll show those off in the coming days and fingers crossed I will get a couple of reviews up. I’m way behind.

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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire is a sweeping space opera that makes you lose track of time. A book almost impossible to put down. A book full of characters so compelling and addictive that you are going to want to have book two lined up and ready to go. Continue reading “The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi”

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy and its an awesome opportunity to feature some cool cover art. All you have to do is choose a book cover that relates to the theme, which can be found over on Lynn’s page, post some covers and select your favourite.

This wasn’t as easy as I expected because I wanted it to be book I’d read or that is currently sitting on my TBR. It seems I don’t own many books with puffy dresses on the cover.

Meringue – the puffy dress

There were only three different covers for this book. The other two that were options for this week only had two.

The paperback and the kindle have different background colours with a different pose, but otherwise they are almost identical. The paperback wins out of those two. On the other hand the German edition is completely different and not really inline with the actual topic, but it’s really cute. I like it, so I select that one as winner of the day.

Which do you prefer?

WWW Wednesday.

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, you answer 3 questions and hey presto, you are all done.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading –
Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley – Yes, I’m still going on this. It’s not because it’s bad, it’s because I’ve actually been busy and I’m taking it slow and enjoying the ride.

Magic Unleased (Venators #1) by Devri Walls – I will get this read in time for the blog tour. I will get this read in time for the blog tour.

Recently Finished –
Skycircus by Peter Bunzl – Great middle grade read. Review should be up soon.

Ruin (Gods #1) by Samantha Towle – Second chance romances are like candy, I cant help but love them. This was my oldest NetGalley, almost two years old. I’m a bad book blogger.

Two NetGalley books… Who even am I? Now just to get the reviews done.

Next –
Binti Home by Nnedi Okofaror – I’m aiming to have all three finished by the end of February. I still haven’t gotten to this one yet, but it will be my read between big books I think.

Binti Home by nnedi Okorafor

Have you read any of these and what are you reading at the moment?